ASHP Provides an In-depth Resource Center for COVID-19

Posted on Apr 01, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Pharmacists play a key role in the health and safety of the patient as well as infection control. The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP) has created an in-depth resource center for all things Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The organization is closely...

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Infographic: Understanding USP <800> and How it Relates to Your Refrigerator

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

When it comes to determining what refrigerators are safe and effective for use in your hazardous drug clean room, it is important to follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This infographic highlights the most important information relating to...

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Remote Access Control – Using 3rd Party Validation Systems to Control Access to Temperature-Controlled Storage Devices

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Jesse Smith

Developing optimal workflows to manage product security and accessibility in a healthcare environment can be a challenging task. When these processes are appropriately developed, user workflows are streamlined, consistent, and controlled. In addition, administrators can...

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Temperature Probes: The Benefits of a Solid Thermal Ballast

Posted on Mar 04, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a buffered temperature probe as follows:

Temperature probe designed to prevent false readings by protecting the thermometer from sudden changes in temperature that can occur when opening a refrigerator door. A...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Pharmacy: 2020 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medical-grade refrigeration is critical to protecting temperature sensitive medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 14th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report which surveys pharmacists on the use of medical-grade cold...

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Saving Energy and Reducing Cost with GX Solutions Refrigerators

Posted on Feb 04, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Did you know that technological advances have made it possible to minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management? GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology. Designed for...

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Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) Cabinets to Safeguard Medications

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

In General Chapter <1079>, the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) provides detailed guidance for the storage and distribution of drugs. As part of this guidance, USP <1079> addresses risk related to medications that require temperature-controlled storage. 

USP reinforces that...

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Pharmacy Refrigerators: The Benefits of GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer Scientific recently introduced the new line of GX Solutions pharmacy refrigerators. GX Solutions are designed specifically for the storage of critical products such as medications and vaccines.

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Hospital Pharmacy: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten pharmacy related posts from 2019. Popular hospital pharmacy topics include USP <1079>, <797> and <800> compliance along with medication safety related posts such as tips for reducing medication errors. Helmer’s goal is to continue to...

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Implementing Sterile Compounding Standards Throughout Your Entire Organization

Posted on Jan 02, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP), a scientific nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the quality of the American drug supply, provides various regulations and recommendations for patient and healthcare personnel safety.

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